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When my two young girls get coughs and colds its always the cough that really irritates them and often stops them from sleeping. When I spoke to my mum about it she recommended that I try Tixylix baby syrup as it was what she used for me and my sister as young children.
Tixylix is a cough syrup for children aged 3 months up to 5 years of age. When you buy it it comes in a pinky coloured card box with an illustration of a sleeping baby on it and the Tixylix baby syrup product name across the top.
Inside the box is a pretty standard glass brown bottle, measuring spoon with a 2.5ml and 5ml end and the instructions.
The bottle has a safety plastic lid meaning you have to push it down and twist which is essential for keeping little ones out of medicine should they manage to get hold of it.
The instructions contain the dosage information which is really clear and easy to follow, the ingredients of the medicine and the possible side effects that all medicines have to list. Its good to have easy access to all this information.
To administer the medicine is pretty easy. You undo the lid and pour the correct dosage into the measuring spoon then give to your child. With my baby I actually tend to use a syringe as getting a small baby to take medicine off a spoon is a nightmare. Tixylix would definitely benefit from providing a syringe as its suitable from 3 months.
The medicine is a thin syrupy consistency which is clear in colour and smells and tastes of blackcurrant. Neither of my girls seem to mind the taste in the slightest so this helps when getting them to take it.
The medicine is designed to stop your childs irritating cough and it works to an extent. I don't find with either of my girls that it totally stops their tickly cough but it does ease it so they can at least get some sleep. For this reason I tend only to use this at night.
The syrup is both sugar and colour free.
The active ingredient in the syrup is glycerol. Each 5ml spoonful contains 0.75ml of glycerol.
Tixylix is widely available in both pharmacies and supermarkets and as you would expect prices differ from place to place. Recently I bought it in tescos health aisle and paid £2.40 for a 100ml bottle. I think this is a reasonable price for the medicine especially as its not something I use for long periods of time or on a regular basis just if the girls have a bad cough.
Overall its great for night time to help my girls sleep even though it doesn't totally stop the coughing totally it does ease it. Its worth buying for a decent nights sleep for me and happier girls!
4 out of 5 stars.
I recently bought a bottle of the tixylix baby cough syrup as my daughter had a really bad cough.
I had taken her to the doctors and he had said the usual thing doctors say 'it's a virus it will go on its own.
Great I thought but in the meantime what can I do to help her?? /I went to the chemist next door and asked their advice. They suggested this medicine for me as she is only 6 months old.
The medicine is for children younger than 1 year. It has an ingredient in it which helps to sooth the baby's cough. It is safe for a baby as it doesn't have many ingredients other than the soother.
The medicine came in a box with a little spoon. The dosage information was on both the box and the bottle which is useful especially if you lose the box. The medicine seems to be widely available in supermarkets and chemists.
The medicine is a blackcurrant flavor and it smells really nice. The syrup is sugar free and is clear in color.
The medicine can be taken 3 or 4 times a day, the other good thing about the packaging is that it tells you how else you can help your baby with other useful tips ie keep them hydrated etc.
I found that when I used this medicine I had no problem in getting her to take the medicine. She also seemed to be really helped with the medicine.
I gave her it in the evening before bed and it definitely meant she was not up all night coughing as she had been the night before, this meant she had a better nights sleep as did we!
I have found that Tixylix has a website so it does offer other advise there if you need it. They also do many other products for older children.
I would definitely recommend this cough medicine and think it works really well.
Before Christmas both my daughters caught a cold and ended up with a cough at the end of it which lasted weeks. When my eldest was a little younger I was told that you really shouldn't give your children cough medicine as even though it is made for them if you haven't had them checked out then it could be a mild chest infection rather than a cough and the medicine can actually make it worse. I was advised by the doctor that without medical advice Tixylix is actually the one medicine they recommend as it doesn't have the ingredient that can aggravate and therefore I have always bought this.
The medicine can be bought from chemists and supermarkets and costs in the region of £3 for 100mls which I reckon is a pretty decent price to give the children some relief.
The medicine comes packaged in a cardboard bow which is white and pink in colour and has the Tixylix name on it in bold so it is easy to spot on the supermarket shelves which is where I tend to buy my medicines. It states on the box that the medicine will soothe and relieve dry and tickly coughs, Emily couldn't tell me how her cough felt but Sophie told me it was tickling in her throat so I was happy I had bought the correct medicine for the cough.
Inside the box the medicine is in a bottle and has the same label on it as the way the box looks, the bottle has a childproof lid on it which of course is very important. How much medicine your child can have depends upon their age and the medicine can be used from 3 months old. A baby aged from 3-12 months old can have 1 x 5ml spoonful and a child over 12 months of age can have 2 x 5mls spoonfuls and they can have the dose up to 3 times per day.
The medicine in the bottle smells very sweet, it is clear in colour and very easy to pour from the bottle onto a spoon as it isn't too runny although generally I find it easier to use a syringe for giving medicine. Both my daughters are happy to take the medicine so it must taste nice which I find is pretty important as far as my youngest goes as if she doesn't like the taste of a medicine she will just spit it back out as I found when I tried to give her a multivitamin.
I had mixed results from this medicine in that my eldest daughter says that the medicine made her throat tickle less however her younger sister still coughed just as much as she had before the medicine so it didn't seem to work. I gave both my children a dose of medicine before they went to bed and this is where I could really see that the medicine did help as my youngest had been having problems getting to sleep through coughing but she managed to sleep well which really helped as it meant she rested easier and so did we.
I would recommend this medicine especially on a night time when it seemed to work the best for my girls which I think is probably as you don't irritate your condition whilst you sleep, it was well worth the £3 to give them some relief.
My daughter is just getting over her cold and what's left behind is a horrible tickley cough! At night it seems to be worse as every 10 seconds she's coughing and on a couple of occasions she's almost made herself sick. I was desperate to find something to help her, and one of my friends recommend Tixylix Cough syrup.
I bought the medicine from Tesco's it was around £3 which to me seemed like quite a good price especially if it was going to bring the relief from her cough that the box promised!
It is a standard cardboard box that you get most medicines in. I liked the fact that there is a baby sleeping soundly on the front which I hope my daughter would soon be doing! The bottle itself is a brown glass, it is helpful as it means you can see how much is left and so know to buy some more if your running low. It has the standard white childproof lid which is brilliant as it means you never have to worry that your child maybe able to get into it.
As well as the medicine you also get the measuring spoon to give the medicine your baby and the leaflet with all the information you need.
The syrup itself is a clear colour, it is also quite runny so be careful as you pour it as the first time it ran all off the spoon. The consistency of it also makes it difficult to give to your baby as I found while trying to give it baby it would all dribble everywhere! It smells very sweet and has a blackcurrant taste which my daughter seems to like as she doesn't spit it out!
Within 30-40 minutes my daughters cough seemed to go off slightly as she wasn't coughing half as much and once she was in a peaceful sleep the cough altogether vanished!
I would recommend this as it worked perfectly for my daughter!
We have had quite bad winter colds and coughs in our household this winter. My daughter caught a particularly nasty cough and after using Tixylix as a child myself, I decided to get some for my daughter.
-- Information --
This Tixylix comes in a pink and water cardboard box with a cute picture of a little baby sleeping. The box states that it soothes and relieves dry, tickly coughs. Inside the box is a 100ml bottle and a measuring medicine spoon.
Babies from the age of 3 months can take this medicine, one 5ml spoonful 3 times a day, and that applies to babies until the age of 12 months, then they can take two 5ml spoonfuls 3 times a day.
Tixylix is pretty much available everywhere you would find a small medicine aisle. Supermarkets and chemists are just some of the places. It costs around £3 for a 100ml bottle.
-- Our experience --
The medicine itself is clear in colour and has quite a runny consistency for a syrup. It has a sweet blackcurrant taste, but is also sugar free so don't have to worry about how much is going to rot their teeth. Although the medicine is blackcurrant flavoured, my daughter doesn't like the taste and I had a full on battle with her to try and take some, I tried using a syringe as that's the way I administer all of her medicine, but she wouldn't have any of it, then again with the spoon, but had the same outcome.
After she had finally taken the medicine for the first time we didn't see any improvement on her cough. I tried, and fought hard, to get her to take some more when the time came for another dose, she had 3 doses in total and again, neither of these had any effect on the cough.
The good thing about Tixylix is that it doesn't contain any paracetamol or ibuprofen, so if your child has a temperature with the cough you can give pain relieving medicines at the same time. The active ingredient in Tixylix is glycerol, this provides a soothing relief of dry coughs. Although my daughter can't tell me if its working or not, by the sound of her cough I don't think it did.
-- Overall --
I've tried the medicine again since the first cough my daughter developed this winter, the same thing happened again, and I don't think it helped in the slightest. If it did work it would be great value for money, but for the fact my daughter point blankly refuses to take it, and it doesn't seem to soothe her cough, I wouldn't recommend it.
My poor little boy has a bit of a cough and a cold. It was inevitable that he got it really as I had had a raging cold but was still having to breastfeed him so he was exposed to it quite a lot. The trouble is he's a good sleeper but like all of us, this cough seems to get worse at night and he begins to cough and splutter and it is actually waking him up and disturbing his sleep patterns which is so not what I want. At this age he needs to learn good sleep patterns and this pesky cough is getting in the way.
At four months old there is not much you can give a baby for a cough and cold really. Calpol is great but is only liquid paracetamol and is really only intended to bring down a fever. I only recently found that out as I thought Calpol was like a wonder drug but after talking to our health visitor who told us that she suggested I buy him some Tixylix for his cough.
According to the packaging Tixylix baby syrup has been formulated to soothe and relieve the symptoms of children's dry tickly coughs. This is exactly what he had so I was hoping from reading this that it would work well as he was presenting all the symptoms.
Unlike Calpol this Tixylix cough syrup is clear. I would say its probably not as thick as Calpol by looking at it but it's still a syrup so it's still thicker than a liquid. The medicine has a black currant taste which my little boy seems to like as he really doesn't mind taking this medicine and presents me with a wide open mouth when it's time to take it.
Tixylix comes in a glass bottle with a child safety cap on the top which I like as it means little hands can't get into it. It's easy for adults to open, you just push down on the cap and then twist. Also in the box there is a plastic dosage spoon which helps you to administer the medicine. It takes some practise not to spill on a spoon like this, especially when you have a little boy kicking his arms and legs but I find it's best to lie him on his back and let it trickle down his throat so he can't spit it out again.
The dosage amounts are given on the bottle and you must be aware that you cannot give this syrup to babies under three months old.
After using a course of this syrup I definitely think it helped my little boy with his cough. After a day or two I could still hear him coughing at night but it was definitely not as severe and it wasn't waking him up which was great. It really helped him sleep better and now he is cough free which I am very happy about.
A 100ml bottle costs £2.99 and is available in Boots.
My daughter is currently suffering from a particularly nasty cold, one of the problems apart from the snot and tears is that when we actually do get her to sleep she's waking herself up by coughing. Looking for something to help ease I came across tixylix. I purchased this in tesco for about £4.00. It comes in a cardboard box with a baby on the front. A happy baby I might add, he obviously doesn't have a cough. The actual medicine bottle is a standard brown clear bottle with a child proof plastic lid. It also comes with a spoon to measure the medicine so you know your giving your baby the right amount.
I remember using tixylix when I was young and liking the taste, my daughter also doesn't mind it. She will happily take it off the spoon , the dose for 3 month to 1 year olds is 5mls. Her preferred medicine is still calpol but as she doesn't spit this out I'm assuming it's fine. Which is always plus when you don't have to fight with them to get it in.
I have found that this medicine does soothe my babies cough, about 3 hours after giving it to her the coughing worsens. This is a sign that the medicine is wearing off. She has it every 4 hours and it is keeping the worst of it at bay.
All in all I'm happy with this medicine, there's not a lot you can do with a baby who has a cold but this is improving things enough or her to get some decent chunks of sleep. I would recommend this to others parents. I think everyone should keep a bottle on standby. 5 stars from me as not only does it work it lasts for a whole 3 hours which in terms of medicine is pretty good
When my baby developed his first real cold at 6 months (not sure how much was to do with teething and how much was actual germs) he suffered with quite a nasty cough. Obviously wanting to help him with this and ease his discomfort, I headed down to my local supermarket to see what I could pick up to help. I was surprised by how little there actually available on the shelves for babies with colds, aside from the usual Calpol there was just this Tixylix Baby Syrup to ease dry, tickly coughs in babies from 3 months.
The syrup comes in a glass bottle with a child-proof screw cap. It comes in a cardboard box as pictured with a baby sleeping comfortably pictured on the front. Inside the box there is a white plastic measuring spoon to enable you to measure the correct dosage to give your child.
The syrup contains glycerol as the active ingredient and works by coating the back of the throat, producing a soothing effect. The syrup is colourless and sugar free and is blackcurrant flavoured. For children from 3 months to 1 year, the recommended dose is one 5ml spoonful three times per day. For children 1-5 years it is two 5ml spoonfuls three to four times a day.
My baby appeared to like the taste of this medicine and accepted it well. I would say for babies of 3-4 months a medicine dropper or syringe would be more appropriate than the spoon though! It did seem to help with his cough, although the effects were not immediate. It seemed to take 20-30 minutes generally before any easing was apparent and this seemed to last between 2 and 4 hours. Obviously, with the allowed dosage detailed above, the effects did not last long enough for my baby to be completely relieved from suffering any coughing fits. I did feel that this did help though and gave my baby the recommended dose for three days and the cough had more or less gone in this time. It is especially useful near to bed time, when lying flat can cause coughing fits. I found a dose before bed really helped him get off for a good nights sleep.
A bottle of 100ml cost me £2.99. At 5ml a dose, this is 20 doses (more than enough to cover the average cold!) and around 15p a dose. This is reasonable value and it does have good effects so, if my baby develops another cold, I will be using this again.
When my daughter was about a year old, she developed a tickly cough. The pharmacist recommended Tixylix, which I had heard of before, and considered to be a trustworthy brand.
I bought Tixylix baby in my local Asda for just under £3, which sounds expensive but as cough medicine isnt something you are likely to use very often, it is worth it. There are other varieites of Tixylix depending on the type of cough, and even a toddler version, but the version I am reviewing is especially for dry and tickly coughs.
The medicine comes in a pink box. It has some very easy, clear instructions and a white plastic medicine spoon inside the box with the usual 5ml side and 2.5ml side. The medicine is suitable from age 3 months - 5 years and the dosage varies according to age:
3 months - 12 months: One 5ml spoonful
12 months - 5 years: two 5ml spoonfuls.
The dose can be given 3 or 4 times daily, leaving 3 to 4 hours between doses. The bottle clearly states it is not suitable for babies under three months.
The medicine is colour free and sugar free, and contains maltitol and glycerol. It states that if the condition does not improve within 3 days, to consult a doctor. The bottle is glass, which is not ideal as I'd rather it be plastic incase it got dropped etc. but it is quite light, and small as it is only 100ml. The cap is child-proof white plastic.
The liquid itself is clear with a faint smell of blackcurrant. The actual taste is quite strong, very blackcurranty and intense. My daughter is now 2, and she has always happily swallowed this medicine, but I know other toddlers who have refused it as it doesn't taste very sweet. I have tried it myself and I didn't like it at all, I found it biter with a slight aftertaste.
The medicine works well - the glycerin is basically a soother, and glides easily down your throat and is actually very soothing. My daughter's throat seemed to be better within a few seconds of having the medicine, and it definitely eased her cough quickly. The downside is that it does not last long - my daughter is usually asking for more about an hour or so before the next dose is due.
All in all, it is a bit expensive and there are probably equally effective medicines out there, but I am quite happy with Tixylix, and my daughter seems happy to take it so I can't complain!
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Tixylix is a medicine that sits in our medicine cupboard at all times along with Calpol, karvol and many other products. It has done since the first little cough my eldest son had! I always make sure I have some in my cupboard.
Tixylix baby syrup is especially for dry tickly coughs. There are other forms of tixylix but this is the main one I use for my two boys. Every time I have used it, it has help sooth their discomfort which always seems worse on a night.
Both of my boys have always been quite happy to take the medicine. I have never had any problems with them refusing it unlike my youngest with calpol I still have a going on with trying to get him to take it. The Tixylix is blackcurrant flavoured making it easier for your little one to take. I have to admit to trying it once when we had ran out of cough syrup and I just couldn't sleep for coughing. It does taste very sweet and I can see why young children would happily take it. Amazingly after taking it I did manage to get off to sleep for a good few hours it did sooth it for a while.
The great thing about the Tixylix baby syrup is it is suitable for babies three months plus. I have used it on my youngest when he was just over three months and he was fine on it. I'm not one for dosing them up but it isn't nice to hear them in discomfort when they can't stop coughing. This medicine does state it is suitable up to the age of five years.
Tixylix contains glycerol and does state clearly on the front of the box. It contains 0.75ml in 5mls of the medicine. It also contains liquid maltitol. Even though the taste is sweet it is sugar free and colour free something us parents like to know.
The dosage use is clearly printed on the box and the bottle. For 3 months to one year it is 5ml and for one year to five years it is two 5ml spoonfuls. It does come with the usual white plastic spoon most medicines come with!
The box instantly draws you to it with the nice pink colour fading on it and the picture of a sleeping baby. Something we all want when our little one is struggling to sleep with a nasty cough.
Tixylix is averaged priced for medicine for 100ml it costs about three pounds. You can get slightly cheaper own shop brands cough medicines for young children but when using it for such a small child as three months I always like to go with the well known brand you know it is going to be reliable.
Both of my boys have taken this medicine on quite a few occasions and I have felt it has helped them. They have happily taken it and within a couple of days their cough has cleared. I think this is the calpol of the cough world!
My son suffers with a bad cough in the winter. It keeps him awake at night. He is so tired and irritable in the mornings, as he is not having a good nights rest and he is worn out from the coughing. I have therefore tried most cough medicines on the market. Tixylix baby being one of them.
Tixylix is a brand which has specialised in medicine for children for over twenty years. I remember my first job in a pharmacy and the pharmacist would always recommend this brand to worried mums with coughing children. I therefore trust this brand and was more than happy to use it when I had my own children over a decade later.
There are quite a few varieties in the Tixylix brand. Each one specifically developed for a particular cough. This Tixylix baby syprup specialises in dealing with dry and tickly coughs. It comes in a pink box which has very detailed instructions included. I found it very useful as it gives a great and easy to follow guide on the dosage, which is variable according to the age of the child. There is also a plastic medicine spoon included in the packaging.
This medicine is developed for children aged 3 months to 5 years old. Whilst I found this medicine to be useful to a degree when my son was a baby and toddler, I have to admit, I find it offers him no real comfort as he has gotten older. This medicine is gentle and soothing, however in my opinion it is quite weak in relieving troublesome coughs. Yes, there is no argument that this medicine eases the cough. But i found this respite is short lived, and in no time at all the coughing will recommence.
This syrup contains glycerol which is basically a lubricant which helps coat the back of the throat and ease any discomfort or irritation. It is glycerol that you will find in the liquid in cough sweets like soothers or tunes. Whilst this is very comforting for a child, I am not convinced that this medicine is any better than supermarket own branded cough medicine.
The taste of this medicine is quite strong. I found that my son was unhappy to take this medicine as he was not keen on the flavour. It is quite an intense and dark blackcurrant flavour. I also found that the medicine itself is quite thick and gloopy and this texture also made my son unhappy. It does however, have a lovely warming feeling when the medicine is swallowed which provides a great sense of relief for my son.
I notice that when the medicine is first taken it works quickly to ease the cough. This is helpful as it allows my son to have a short rest. However, I found this is very short lived and within ten minutes he is coughing again.
I spoke to my mother in law about this and she suggested trying Asdas own tickly cough medicine. I have to say in I did and I have never looked back. I think the Tixylix baby syrup comes in a poor second when compared to this Asda medicine which is much cheaper in cost. This is just my opinion of course. But I found when compared to asda branded medicine this Tixylix seemed to be much less effective and alot more expensive.
Tixylix is available from chemist and supermarkets. It costs around £3 for a 100ml bottle, from my local chemist. Which I have to say is not too expensive. But for it's actual effectiveness, I think this price is overinflated. Yes, this medicine will provide short term relief to your child in terms of alieviating the cough and easing the throat. But it is the short length of time that this medicine works that is the problem.
I used Tixylix for my daughter after having it recommended to me about a year ago. I usually stick with Venos or medicines like that for my little girl but I was told this was really good for those horrible dry coughs that sound like a bark. When my daughter had one of these coughs, I decided that I would try Tixylix on her to see if it would clear it up any quicker. I purchased it from Boots for £3.05.
Tixylix comes in 100ml bottles and the one which you can see in the picture is the one which is suitable for babies from 3 months to 5 years old. It comes in a baby pink box with the very friendly and child like look of the Tixylix logo. I always think of little fairies and pixies when I think of Tixylix. I think it is because the "Tixy" in the name reminds me of the word Pixie! But I do wonder if the name is meant to rhyme with Pixie to generate that idea of magic and safety. Anyway, the box also has a picture of a baby sleeping peacefully which gives the idea that Tixylix will do this for your baby when they have been coughing with a bad cough.
The bottle inside is brown and 100mls. It has the regular child safety cap on it. It comes with a little white plastic measuring spoon which measure out 2.5ml of the medicine. The medicine treats dry and tickly coughs. It has no colour and is sugar free. I also can never smell anything when using Tixylix so it doesn't have much of a smell either but it is supposed to be blackcurrant flavoured. Having spilt some of this on my hand (it is sticky!) it doesn't really taste much like blackcurrant though it is not bitter. It is an odd taste really!
Tixylix does not use paracetamol as one of its ingredients so you are safe to use Tixylix alongside Calpol or something else should you wish and need to. Dosage of Tixylix varies due to the age of your child but it says on the instructions that does can be given 3-4 times per day but it is recommended there is a 3-4 hour gap between each. Dose wise for a child aged 3 months to under 1 year - One 5ml spoonful and for a child 1 year to 5 years - Two 5ml spoonfuls.
The medicine itself is quite thick and gloopy but my daughter takes it just fine. I think a younger child (a baby) might cause a little bit more fuss with it.
I found that Tixylix really did ease my daughter's dry bark of a cough. It made it sound less bark like and after a couple of days it went almost completely. I can't say that it was entirely down to Tixylix that my daughter's cough got better but I do think it was a great help and even if it wasn't part of the reason it eased up it definately took the horrible dry sound off of it.
==Tixylix Baby Cough Syrup==
This Tixylix medicine was one of the first I reached for when in Boots shopping to find something that would relieve Jack of this nasty cough that he had picked up from one of the other children at Crèche. The fact that it is a product which has been around for a good number of years and is aimed at babies from 3 months to 5 year old children means it looks like one of the better products on the shelf.
At a little over £3 for a 100 ml bottle, it is also comparable with all the other medicines which are along the same lines as this one in terms of price. It is a widely sold product so can be found in a whole load of different places such as supermarkets and chemists. It is an over the counter medicine which means that no prescription is needed when purchasing it .
The Txylix comes housed within an outer cardboard box which gives most of the information you would need on the back but there is also a little information leaflet inside the box giving even more instructions for use, signs and symptoms and general information you get inside these little leaflets.
The brown bottle inside has a screw cap with a child lock feature and comes with a little plastic measuring spoon with a 2.5 ml amount one side and a 5 ml amount the other side. The cough medicine inside is said to treat "Dry" and "Tickly" coughs and is a sugar and colour free syrup.
The active ingredient inside the Tixylix is Glycerol which is known to sooth sore throats ad again help with the symptoms of a cough. WE found that giving Jack one 5 ml spoonful when he was suffering was actually really rather good and seemed to help quite a bit. Okay so I am not going to say that it made his cough disappear and as most people know doctors don't really recommend using these sorts of medicines just for the fact that they don't really work and are said to be a "Waste of money".
Given the fact that the syrup is quite thick and rather warming (I have tried it myself when I had a cough) it does indeed feel better on the throat for me and for a little ones throat I should think anything like this would be better than nothing at all. The taste of the product is not overly bad either when compared to adult cough medicine and Jack didn't seem to mind one bit.
You can also still take other medicines such as Calpol or the like as this doesn't contain any paracetamol so having a little of this with the pain killer along with plenty of water and being kept cool all works towards getting a happier child and that is surely the main thing.
I think for the pretty reasonable price that it is, considering a little spoonful every now and again of the medicine is all you really need and the fact that it does make the child feel better this has got to be product worthy of a 5 star rating. We still have some left but if needed I will most definitely be buying this one again.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I've found this to be an excellent product for dealing with tickly and dry coughs in both of my children. I've been buying it for years, as it's a name I know and trust, and I always get good results when using it.
Coming in a pink carboard coloured box, the medicine is contained in a 100ml bottle, with a childproof (and occasionally mum-proof) lid on, and inside is a clear fairly runny liquid medicine. The taste is one that my kids love, as this Tixylix product is very strongly blackcurrant flavoured, and even from afar you can smell the medicine if the lid is off the bottle.
When I've sampled this, I found the taste to be quite enjoyable, if a little chemically, which is only to be expected I suppose. I've never had any complaints from my children when it's time to take their Tixylix though!
The dosages are easy to understand, being in 5ml (roughly small teaspoon) measures:
Children aged 3 months to 1 year can have 1 x 5ml spoonful 3 or 4 times a day, with at least 4 hours between doses. Children aged betwen 1-5 years, can have 2x 5ml spoonfuls 3 or 4 times a day, with at least 4 hours between doses. This is not suitable for children under 3 months old.
The last time my son had a tickly cough and said his throat felt dry and scratchy, we used Tixylix to great effect with him. The sticky medicine seems to coat the throat really well and provide immediate relief from coughing, as well as working on getting rid of the cough over a few days.
I can fully recommend the Tixylix Baby Syrup, the only downside is that it doesn't work for kids over 5 years old - I wish is did as adult medicine for coughs tastes so much worse!
Tixylix Baby Syrup
I know that a lot of people do not believe that cough medicines do in fact aid babies in their recovery from coughs and colds, I personally was rather sceptical about this product as I had been previously advised by a pharmacist that these type of medicines do not work as they only temporarily soothe the ailment but still I bought this for my daughter when she was 3 months old as she had a bad cough and cold and was the only medicine that I could find available over the counter at 2am! I have to say, it worked a lot better than I was expecting. I thought that as it was suitable for children from the age of 3 months, it would be mild and may not work as effectively but I was 100% wrong!! I found that it not only improved her condition instantaniously but also cleared it up within a matter of a day when used to the dosages stated!!
The Medicine itself, has a strong blackcurrant flavour, is colourless and sugarless. It is rather sticky and so is best administered using a syringe to minimise spillage. It comes in a child proof standard medicine bottle and has a lable on it with the Tixylix Logo's and other relative information.
The front of the box that the medicine comes in is white and pink with the Tixylix name arched in red and a pink oval below stating that it is baby syrup. Also stated on the box is the main ingrediant Glycerol and the ailments that the medicine is suitable for. Underneath all of this a picture of beautiful little baby fast asleep which gives you the confidence that the product is going to work the same way for you. Right in the bottom corner of the box is the age directions, 3+. The rest of the box has other useful information including dosage instructions, ingrdients and useful contact numbers and addresses regarding the product.
The syrup can be administered in dosages 1 x 5ml spoonful 4 times a day for children aged 3 months to 1 year old. 2 x 5ml spoonfuls 4 times a day for children aged 1 - 5 Year. Tixylix is NOT suitable for children under the age of 3 months.
When using this product as frequently as I have had to, I found that when a child is suffering from a cough or cold, it always worsens in the night but if the medicine is administered around 1/2 hour before bedtime then it lasts through the night and there is no discomfort throughout.
Tixylix can be purchaced from chemists and many large supermarkets and usually costs around £3.00 - £3.50 for 100ml.
Truly the only cough medicine to be using for fast response. 5*.
Soothes and relieves the symptoms of children's dry tickly coughs. Suitable for children aged 3 months to 5 years old.